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Saddle bum

3,818 posts

104 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
andyjo1982 said:
Good on you brother. Unfortunatly, I'm not able to commit quite as much time as I'd like to. Due to following my father in, I also live 100 miles away from my lodge which isn't ideal, and it can be a bit of a stretch to attend regular LOI's.
Enrole in a local one. Make sure it does your workings.

andyjo1982

4,470 posts

95 months

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Saddle bum said:
andyjo1982 said:
Good on you brother. Unfortunatly, I'm not able to commit quite as much time as I'd like to. Due to following my father in, I also live 100 miles away from my lodge which isn't ideal, and it can be a bit of a stretch to attend regular LOI's.
Enrole in a local one. Make sure it does your workings.
Bit too late now really. My dad's been a member at this lodge for 34 years, and before him, my Grandad was a member for at least 20 years. They both lived in Hitchin area at the time. Now I'm up in Norfolk, dad lives in Peterborough (he's a member of 2 other lodges local to him), it'd be letting the lodge down if I left to join another more local lodge. Being honest, he wouldn't let me join another lodge.

Our lodge was on its knees last year. I think we had a regular meeting with only 16 bretheren. However, things have picked up over the last 18 months. We've got enough work for about 3 years now.

Pappa Lurve

3,827 posts

167 months

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WRumbled said:
We're doing a 3rd on Thursday. I'll be acting SD (JD, but SD can't make it, and I stood in as SD for the last 3rd, too).

Not sure if we're having an 'age' competition, but our warrant is from 1757! I was initiated January 2010, so missed the big 250th celebration. Aiming to be there for the 300th!
We are not having a competition.... unless I was from the oldest Lodge here in which case it would have been! Very cool to be in a Lodge that old.

Have fun on Thursday brother

GTO-3R

2,602 posts

98 months

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WRumbled said:
GTO-3R said:
Well we've got a purpose built Lodge so nurr winkhehe
So have we. Burdon Road, Sunderland. winkhehe (Palatine Lodge, No. 97)
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WRumbled

138 posts

112 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
Pappa Lurve said:
We are not having a competition.... unless I was from the oldest Lodge here in which case it would have been! Very cool to be in a Lodge that old.

Have fun on Thursday brother
I shall brother, but not too much. I'm also in Mark, and it's our installation on Friday. I hold no office (only joined this year) but will keep a relatively clear head, just in case.
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Saddle bum

3,818 posts

104 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
andyjo1982 said:
Saddle bum said:
andyjo1982 said:
Good on you brother. Unfortunatly, I'm not able to commit quite as much time as I'd like to. Due to following my father in, I also live 100 miles away from my lodge which isn't ideal, and it can be a bit of a stretch to attend regular LOI's.
Enrole in a local one. Make sure it does your workings.
Bit too late now really. My dad's been a member at this lodge for 34 years, and before him, my Grandad was a member for at least 20 years. They both lived in Hitchin area at the time. Now I'm up in Norfolk, dad lives in Peterborough (he's a member of 2 other lodges local to him), it'd be letting the lodge down if I left to join another more local lodge. Being honest, he wouldn't let me join another lodge.

Our lodge was on its knees last year. I think we had a regular meeting with only 16 bretheren. However, things have picked up over the last 18 months. We've got enough work for about 3 years now.
Sorry, misunderstanding. Enrole in a local LOI.

andyjo1982

4,470 posts

95 months

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Never thought of that. I'll have a look into that in the next few weeks...

Spoons

147 posts

90 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
andyjo1982 said:
Never thought of that. I'll have a look into that in the next few weeks...
Where in SW Norfolk are you?, your yearbook will give you the nearest lodge details or I can give you details of a Norfolk or Cambridgeshire one.

I'm a member of 6622 in Hunstanton and should be IG next year bowtie. Joining 538 Mark lodge in Kings lynn next month. read

Davey S2

9,874 posts

139 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
I stood in at fairly short notice as JD in a 3rd a few weeks ago. Only one line to say in the opening but lots of other involvement which I really enjoyed. Makes it far more interesting when you are actively involved.

My lodge is not that old. Number 9082 but we have Bute Lodge locally which I think is number 34.

andyjo1982

4,470 posts

95 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
Spoons said:
andyjo1982 said:
Never thought of that. I'll have a look into that in the next few weeks...
Where in SW Norfolk are you?, your yearbook will give you the nearest lodge details or I can give you details of a Norfolk or Cambridgeshire one.

I'm a member of 6622 in Hunstanton and should be IG next year bowtie. Joining 538 Mark lodge in Kings lynn next month. read
I live near Downham Market. Having thought about this overnight, whilst its a good idea in principal, I think it probably would still be better to attend and support my regular LOI when I can. At least until I'd been through the chair once. As I mentioned yesterday, the numbers have been improving over the last year, so really I should make more effort to attend. Thanks anyway for the suggestion, and its something I'll definately consider in future.

Spoons

147 posts

90 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
I'm 6 miles from D-Mkt on the A134, there are 2 lodges in DM.

andyjo1982

4,470 posts

95 months

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
Spoons said:
I'm 6 miles from D-Mkt on the A134, there are 2 lodges in DM.
I live within walking distance of the main building, opposite the school. However, I'm led to beleive there are a couple of 'rum uns' in there. Long story short, when my parents were together, my dad was a member of Downham (25years+ ago), when they split up, things got a little awkward in the lodge.

I'm sure I would be welcomed there, dad still knows a few members. Isn't DM also mainly a summer lodge?

May be an idea to join in the future, just for LOI, and as a non-working member in the future.

GTO-3R

2,602 posts

98 months

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
Last meeting tonight before my installation as IG next month woohoo

We're doing a 2nd so i'm looking forward to it!

Spoons

147 posts

90 months

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
Lord Nelson (9782) is daytime, St Winnold (3955)is 3rd Thursday,
E-mail me if you want contact details.

andyjo1982 said:
I live within walking distance of the main building, opposite the school. However, I'm led to beleive there are a couple of 'rum uns' in there. Long story short, when my parents were together, my dad was a member of Downham (25years+ ago), when they split up, things got a little awkward in the lodge.

I'm sure I would be welcomed there, dad still knows a few members. Isn't DM also mainly a summer lodge?

May be an idea to join in the future, just for LOI, and as a non-working member in the future.
Edited by Spoons on Wednesday 10th October 20:20

WRumbled

138 posts

112 months

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Friday 12th October 2012 quote quote all
A good 3rd for us last night. Praise all around.

Off to Mark tonight.

Saddle bum

3,818 posts

104 months

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Friday 12th October 2012 quote quote all
Busy time next week after a slack week or two.

Monday, Mate's Lodge installation meeting, Ilford. Wednesday, W Kent Lodge doing a second for my London outfit as we have far too much to cope with. Thursday, my mother lodge meeting.

silverfoxcc

2,027 posts

30 months

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Saturday 13th October 2012 quote quote all
Just heard our PPGM Mike Hooton passed to the GL above on Thursday. As he was a long serving memeber of our lodge our installation meet next thursday is going to be a bit sad

Fer

6,941 posts

165 months

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Saturday 13th October 2012 quote quote all
silverfoxcc said:
Just heard our PPGM Mike Hooton passed to the GL above on Thursday. As he was a long serving memeber of our lodge our installation meet next thursday is going to be a bit sad
Very true, shocking news. I am not sure what the protocol will be but I am sure brother secretary will advise.

madala

4,932 posts

83 months

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Saturday 13th October 2012 quote quote all
I've been asked to join the Freemasons

...."Run Forrest, run"....

NightRunner

4,680 posts

79 months

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There's always one.
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